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We Did It!

Thanks for a great first week of the second season of Farm Share. It was great to meet some of you and I look forward to getting to know more of you throughout the season.


We’re Building New High Tunnels!

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Why High Tunnels?

Currently, we only distribute food on behalf of our partner farmers from April to December, despite the year-round enthusiasm for fresh, local food.

  • High tunnels allow us to extend our winter season

  • We can close the gap and harvest food every month of the year

  • In year one, we project an additional $25,000 in sales for our partner farmers

  • We estimate our farmers’ revenue will increase by $125,000 in five years

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What is a High Tunnel?

These simple, metal-framed structures create a protected environment for crops. Think of them like unheated greenhouses that still offer temperature and humidity control, without depending on heating and cooling equipment. By protecting crops from harsh field conditions such as wind, rain, and hard freezes, we can extend the standard growing season.

In other words, we can jump-start winter vegetables by raising the temperature in a closed high tunnel, and we can also lower the temperature with shade cloth during the hottest summer days. This means increased variety for consumers and longer harvest windows for farmers.


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Their wheat is grown, by their family, in Bleckley County, Ga. After harvest, they take the wheat berries, put them in a commercial mill, and grind them between 2 stones. This produces “virgin” whole-wheat flour. It is referred to it as “virgin,” because it is unaltered from the berry to the flour. This is “true” whole-wheat flour unlike anything you get off a shelf.

Why is fresh milled flour so important? It’s actually very simple. Flour has the most flavor at the moment the berries are milled into flour! At this moment, the nutrient content is also at its highest! As time goes on, flavor and nutrient composition decrease.


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What’s Gai Lan?

Gai Lan literally translates to “mustard orchid”. It is the Cantonese name for Chinese broccoli or Chinese kale. In the brassica family, gai lan’s flavor is similar to broccoli, but slightly more bitter. It cooks quickly and can be stir-fried, sautéed, steamed and boiled. Store it unwashed in a plastic bag in your refidgerator. Use within three days.


 Recipe from thespruceeats.com

Recipe from thespruceeats.com

This is a super simple and delicious recipe! If you are not familiar with cooking with Pac Choi this is a great dish to start with. It’s works great with any protein and can be made a meal just by adding rice.

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